At FitSpirit, all our activities are designed for girls 12 to 17. However, if a girl under 12 is motivated to participate, if the activity is presented as a game and if the adults taking part are aware of her limits, yes, she can participate. At FitSpirit, we have learned that any physical activity that takes place in a caring environment can be well worthwhile, even for younger girls.
Yes, they can!
Of course, you can! You will have the chance to prepare yourself by following our training programs and the advice of our experts. Plus, at the time of the Challenge, the most important goal is to have fun, so we encourage you to choose a pace that's right for you, without a stopwatch. Sign up for the private FitSpirit Mother/Daughter Challenge Facebook group for access to a ton of resources and support!
No, it’s not timed. At FitSpirit, we focus fun, mutual aid and self-esteem through the practice of physical activity—without the competition!
If a participant wants to time herself, she is free to use the tool of her choice to do so.
There are several apps that measure kilometers travelled, like:
Ride with GPS: https://ridewithgps.com/
Nike Run Club: https://www.nike.com/ca/fr/nrc-app
You can plot your route on Google Map from home.
You can also track your route by car. Just measure the distance covered using the odometer. This also works with a bike odometer or certain apps available on your mobile phone (ex: Health/Fitness apps).
No, the important thing is that you assign each member of your team a suitable distance so that together, you reach the total distance you set for your team to cover in two days.
To help ensure your health and safety, and in the spirit of sporting, respectful behaviour for all concerned, we recommend you follow certain guidelines:
- Run close to your home to limit the likelihood of the virus spreading to another neighbourhood.
- Run in areas that allow you to respect the 2-metre distance between you and other people you might pass; narrow paths should be avoided.
- Run only with people who live in the same area as you.
- Try to run at low-traffic times, if possible.
- Avoid spitting on the ground.
At FitSpirit, we encourage everyone, young and old, boys and girls, to be more physically active. Having said that, the FitSpirit Mother/Daughter Challenge is reserved for girls only.
We know that girls particularly appreciate the opportunity to get together in their teens to discover or rediscover physical activity. it is therefore in this context that we strive to offer girls and their mothers, or a woman dear to them, special moments to cherish for life! It’s also important to note that to fully respect the "girls-only" nature of FitSpirit activities, photos featuring boys will not be shared on the Challenge's private Facebook group.
Registration for the FitSpirit Mother/Daughter Challenge is free. However, we encourage teams that wish to, to raise money for FitSpirit—a charitable organization whose mission is to get teenage girls active for life—if that’s something they are comfortable doing. You will find a toolbox to help you with your fundraising in the Information section.
Teams that have chosen not to fund raise can change their mind at any time by choosing the "Donate" button available on the profile page.
At puberty, many young girls experience a disconnection from physical activity and sports. Several barriers, notably the offering of activities not adapted to their needs and interests, can hinder their motivation to stay active. As such, by the end of high school, 9 out of 10 girls are not active enough to gain the maximum benefits. The funds raised through the Challenge and other activities help FitSpirit encourage more teenage girls to be active for life by helping them practice sports and physical activity through a variety of ways, including our school-based programs.
We have chosen to offer support to participants via Facebook to give us a permanent and private virtual meeting space to share stories, photos and videos. Facebook membership is fast and free. However, you can still participate in the event if you don’t want to join Facebook.